Menominee Tribal Members Will March Across State To Raise Support For Casino Project

Trek Will Begin In Keshena, End In Madison

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Menominee tribal members will march from their reservation in Keshena to the state Capitol in Madison in an attempt to garner support for a proposed Kenosha casino.

The 155-mile march is partly a protest against Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of the proposed casino and entertainment complex. It’s also a way to draw attention to the tribe’s offer to cover a possible $220 million investment in a new Milwaukee Bucks arena for the state.

Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said on Tuesday that the proposal is a non-starter. The governor currently is on a trade mission to London and hasn’t directly commented on the proposal.

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Tribal leaders weren’t available for comment. It’s not known how many members will march to Madison, or how long the trek will take.